"Within the confines of rationality, our thought processes lack the expression of our inner soul, only to be liberated by the subconscious." - Jacqui Melman
New Jersey based artist Jacqui Melman's work is informed by her early study of color theory at The School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Continuing her technical training at the State University of New York at Albany where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Melman further honed her unique sense of color and abstraction while testing her developing voice in a variety of visual media. As she participated in numerous juried exhibitions throughout the Hudson Valley of New York, Melman's modernistic style, carefully blending intensity, an inherent sexuality, and a divine sense of whimsy and humor helped generate a growing following.
After studying stone carving for the better part of a decade under the tutelage of renowned artist Elaine Warshaw, Melman has launched her own school for aspiring sculptors in Manalapan, NJ.
Melman feels that each piece in her collection is nurtured more towards an overall fluidity of emotion than with an exacthness of technique. Her art is created to capture inner emotions as she allows each medium to express it's own personality.
Melman's primary aspiration is for recognition of her artistic language.
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”